Hip-hop fans awoke to an epic surprise on Friday morning, as Future and Young Thug shared the unannounced release of their collaborative new mixtape titled, Super Slimey. The 13-track album features nine songs in which both rappers appear with each other lyrically, and by the first listen so far this morning, it’s one of the better collaborative mixtapes to come from a pair of headline-worthy names in hip-hop in the past few years.
The Super Slimey's surprise release at midnight on Thursday was indirectly and subtly hinted by both rappers leading up to Friday. Young Thug had shared a performance image on his Instagram late last month asking fans who they think he should collaborate with next, while Future shared the album’s artwork on his own account on Thursday afternoon. The other surprising element of the new mixtape is the fact that the entire album starts the two primary artists with very few appearances from anyone else. Only one guest appears on the entire album, with Migos' Offset coming on to reap on a song titled “Patek Water.”
The writing credits offer a different story, with Mike WiLL Made-It, London on Da Track and Southside all playing a part on the production side of helping this all-star collaboration come to life.
Friday’s surprise arrival of Super Slimey caps off what’s been a huge year for Future. The Atlanta rapper released a pair of studio LPs in Future and Hndrxx earlier this year, with the latter featuring appearances by Rihanna, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. Released on back-to-back Fridays, both albums would go on to reach No. 1 on Billboard 200 album sales chart. Fans who attended Coachella this past spring will also remember both Migos and Drake came out to join Future on stage during his weekend one performance.
Young Thug has also been making the most out of his 2017, having released his own Beautiful Thugger Girls mixtape back on June 16. The album was produced by Drake and received positive reviews from outlets like Pitchfork and XXL.
Future is currently touring over in the U.K. and Europe throughout the rest of the month, with upcoming performance at The O2 in London on Monday, Oct. 23. Tickets for the event are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.